Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce


The American Lighthouse Foundation (ALF) honored Duncan Mellor, PE with its 2017 “Distinguished Lighthouse Community Service Award” at its annual gala at the Nonatum Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine on May 7. Every year the organization honors one person who has contributed significantly to the ALF’s mission.

Since 2011, Mellor has donated his engineering and waterfront expertise to upgrade the Whaleback Lighthouse in Kittery, Maine. This three-phase project included designing repairs for two granite breakwaters, and a new docking system with walkways that achieved Federal Government approval and met ALF’s goals for public access safety.

“This is a well-deserved honor for Duncan – and just one example of his exceptional expertise and commitment to our coastlines and waterfronts,” says Tighe & Bond’s President and CEO, David Pinsky.

Mellor leads Tighe & Bond’s coastal engineering services with more than 30 years of experience in the profession. Clients throughout New England know him well for his role in complex coastal projects, and solving all types of shoreline and waterfront challenges. Mellor has also overseen unique projects – that have required highly creative solutions – such as tidal turbines, offshore structures, and lighthouses.

A resident of New Hampshire, Mellor is based in Tighe & Bond’s Portsmouth office. He also collaborates with coastal engineering staff in Pocasset and other Tighe & Bond offices located in proximity to New England’s coast.

A licensed engineer in New Hampshire and Maine, Mellor has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Ocean Engineering – both from the University of New Hampshire.

More information on this award and ALF can be found here.

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